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PAO Dec 20, 2011 11:56 AM

We come up from Seattle at least once a year to go birding at Reifel. Any recommendations on a good place to eat near there before we return home? Any ethnicity is fine.

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    Florentine Dec 23, 2011 02:41 PM

    I'm almost embarrassed to admit, but I like Sharkey's in Ladner. It's a maritime-themed seafood restaurant/pub - very casual and rustic. While I don't know if everything on their menu would be Chowhound-worthy, if you order their clams, mussels, or cioppino, you can't go wrong. It's a personal fav after birding at the bird sanctuary - love that place!


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      PAO Dec 21, 2011 02:04 PM

      Thanks, everyone. Any recommendations for Chinese in Richmond? Especially when there are only 2 of us!

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        fmed Dec 21, 2011 10:27 PM

        For two...

        Would you consider food court fare? I say the Richmond Public Market (specifically the XIan stall).

        How about Chinese BBQ? (HK BBQ Master - get the roast pork on rice or the cha sui or the duck).

        How about a noodle house (Michigan or Tsim Tsai for congee or noodle soups).

        Taiwanese Beef Noodles? (Master Hung at Aberdeen Centre mall).

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          LotusRapper Dec 21, 2011 10:42 PM

          Or ..... xiaolongbao (XLB), small steamed meat & soup-filled buns that come in bamboo steamers. In Richmond there are several Shanghai restos with above-average XLBs:

          - Top Shanghai Cuisine
          - Dinesty
          - Shanghai Wonderful
          - Suhang
          - Shanghai River

          1. re: LotusRapper
            fmed Dec 21, 2011 11:12 PM

            Suhang is my current Richmond fave.

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            LotusRapper Dec 21, 2011 10:49 PM

            Kick it up a notch and show PAO the virtues of HK BBQ Master, graphically:




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              fmed Dec 21, 2011 11:11 PM

              It is world class stuff.

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                PAO Dec 22, 2011 08:43 AM

                All looks great. Can't wait to get up there and try a few things. Thanks, everyone!

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                  fmed Dec 22, 2011 08:52 AM

                  Please note that the staff of HK BBQ Master is on annual holidays until January.

                  Have fun eating!

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                    LotusRapper Dec 22, 2011 09:46 AM

                    Oh no !! I was thinking of going there to do a personal pig-out :-(

                    When are they back ?

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                      fmed Dec 22, 2011 07:25 PM

                      I think early January? I don't know for sure.

        2. LotusRapper Dec 20, 2011 02:54 PM

          I second La Belle Auberge, but my last time there was many years ago !

          Since you're already so close to Richmond, you could also go pig out at The Hog Shack:


          Or some casual fish & chips at the Steveston pier/waterfront at PaJo's (two locations in Steveston area):



          And of course, if Asian (particularly all genres of mainland Chinese/Hong Kong/Taiwan) is desired, Richmond is your oyster, so to speak.

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            Yemaya Dec 20, 2011 12:36 PM

            Lunch in Tsawwassen at Ozzies, good homemade soups and sandwichs, closed Sun and Mon, opened till 3 the othe days.

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              Sam Salmon Dec 20, 2011 02:34 PM

              Grab some outstanding bread!


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              km_mcrc Dec 20, 2011 12:35 PM

              It's been a number of years ago now, but I remember having a truly wonderful rack of lamb at Taverna Gorgona in Ladner.

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                vandan Dec 20, 2011 12:09 PM

                La Belle Auberge in Delta

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